Polymer distribution in Europe 2021

Polymer distribution in Europe 2021

To be published: May 2021

Polymer distribution is playing an increasingly strategic role within the polymer industry value chain providing opportunities for polymer producers to cut costs, improve efficiencies, deliver better service and support to the plastics processor. However, in an industry notorious for its slim margins and in a low growth economy, the successful distributor needs to be rigorous in understanding the cost-to-serve and the value gained from its customers in order to ensure its survival and growth.

Despite challenging periods of resin price volatility and times of resin shortages over the last ten years, distributors have managed to enhance profitability and margins by offering much needed reliable supplies of material, technical support and new services to customers. Innovative strategies and inventive customer dialogue have been also key elements in the strategy of successful companies in the industry. In an industry notorious for its slim margins and in a low growth economy, the successful distributor needs to be rigorous in understanding the cost-to-serve and the value gained from its customers in order to ensure its survival and growth.

This updated 8th edition builds on earlier research and provides an update on the latest trends and factors that have been recently influencing the industry such as the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, investments in bioplastics and recycled resins, digitalisation as a competitive strategy and it will consider the newest developments of Brexit as well as the impact of Covid-19 on the distribution market. Over the eight editions, this study has been evolving into the most comprehensive analysis of polymer distribution currently available on the market and represents an essential guide for industry players as they optimise business activities and plan future investments.

 

European plastics industry current trend topics

European polymer distribution market development

Relationship with suppliers

Distribution value chain

Distribution by polymer type - NEW

Distribution business models

Profiles of top ten distributors

Polymer distribution by country

Statistical appendix

 

The study covers distribution of the following polymers:

  • LDPE/LLDPE
  • HDPE
  • PP
  • PS
  • ABS/SAN and its blends
  • PC and its blends
  • PA 6/6.6
  • PBT
  • POM
  • PMMA

The study provides data for the following years:

  • Past: 2015
  • Present: 2020, 2021
  • Future: 2025

 

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Nordic Region: Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden. Data provided for each individual country - NEW
  • Other Western Europe: Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Portugal. Data provided for each individual country - NEW
  • Other Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia. Data provided for each individual country - NEW

 

Further information:

All subscribers will receive a downloadable PDF version and a data spreadsheet with an enterprise-wide license agreement1. The spreadsheet will include polymer volumes sold in 2020 by individual distribution companies segmented by country and polymer. It will include a ranking of European distribution groups by turnover and volume with further details on individual branches' polymer sales and their suppliers. The spreadsheet is a versatile tool with the possibility to create own pivot tables.

One printed hard copy of the report is also provided.

To receive our detailed proposal, sample pages or for further information please click the Enquire/Order button above. 

For any other questions please contact elena.mozzato@ami.international


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